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December 30, 2010


Thelma Jean and Edgar Berge

Nashville's Cinderella

Produced by
Rachel Raney


Thelma Jean and Edgar BergenMary Ranson grew up hearing stories from her mother that sounded too strange to be true. Thelma Jean told her daughter Mary stories about performing as a child ventriloquist, living her life in an orphanage, and being discovered by a Hollywood star. One day Mary decided to find out the truth. When she uncovered the truth, it shocked and delighted her.


Louise BellLouise Bell will never forget the moment that helped change her idea about the culture of people in the South. Louise's mom had passed away. The family was on their way to her mother's funeral. As they approached the cemetery, Louise happened to see a white man she didn't know.

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